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Photos: SUV Flips After Crashing With Police Cruiser On La Brea Avenue

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An SUV flipped after crashing with a police cruiser at an intersection near Hancock Park.

Earlier this morning, an LAPD patrol car and an SUV collided at the intersection of La Brea Avenue and 4th Street, according to CBS LA. Photos show the SUV flipped on its side, and the cruiser with damage to its front right end.

The police officer was transported to a local hospital, LAPD media relations told LAist, but no further information has been released about the condition of the driver or possible passengers of the SUV. L.A. Street artist, Thank You X, tweeted that a person was airlifted:

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In the photo below, an individual can be seen lying near the overturned SUV with firefighters and other emergency personnel tending to them:

The cause of the collision is currently under investigation.

Traffic on La Brea Ave. between 3rd and 6th streets had been closed after the incident, but was reopened just after 1 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

Here are some more photos of the crash:

Traffic on La Brea Ave. between 3rd and 6th streets had been closed after the incident, but was reopened just after 1 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.